What is a columnar apple tree? These are unusually narrow and upright-growing apple trees, tall and thin and perfect for small spaces. You can grow them in a garden corner or in a container on the patio. Although columnar apple tree varieties (Malus domesticus cvs.) look quite different from regular apple trees, columnar apple fruit looks like regular apples. Read on if you are interested in growing columnar apple trees. What Is a Columnar Apple Tree? If you ever come across an apple tree that is twice as tall as you are, but only 2 feet (61 cm.) wide, you have encountered a columnar apple tree. They are sometimes called Ballerina apple trees, given their slender shape. What is a columnar apple tree? These alien-looking shrubs are genetically programmed to their tall, thin structure. They just don’t grow the broad, sweeping branches of an ordinary apple tree (some 20 feet […]
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